Avian Flu In Harbor Seals Could Infect People
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The avian flu that killed 160 harbor seals in New England in 2011 could be spread through respiratory drops and therefore poses a potential threat to humans, according to a new study.
Trulicity Approved for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Trulicity (dulaglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 90 percent of diabetes cases in the United States.
Tight Blood Sugar Control Doesn't Prevent Strokes in Diabetics: Study
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found that intensively lowering blood pressure had a long-lasting effect in preventing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. But intensive blood sugar control didn't produce those benefits, the researchers found.
FDA Approves Another Weekly Injectable Drug for Type 2 Diabetes
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and
Drug Administration approved a new type 2 diabetes drug, Trulicity,
on Thursday. Trulicity is part of a class of once-a-week injectable
drugs that help manage blood sugar levels in adults with type 2
Oral Health in Women of Childbearing Age Needs Improvement
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women of childbearing
age in the United States should be encouraged to maintain better
oral care and visit the dentist routinely, according to a new study
from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
U.S. Gun Deaths Lowest in Hawaii, Highest in D.C.
FRIDAY, Sept. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to
firearm deaths, Hawaii has the fewest gun deaths in the United
States, while the District of Columbia has the highest, according
to new research.
Health Tip: Beware of Household Chemicals
(HealthDay News) -- Many common household items are dangerous if
children get to them, so it's important to know where the danger
lies and to keep such items securely stored.